Cancellation of the BOI P&I Association Show for 2020 - 19/8/20
Last night, Tuesday 18th August 2020, the Executive met and by majority decision have cancelled the 2020 Show in its entirety.
We had been exploring the opportunity of holding an equestrian event only. Our Junior Vice President Sharon Cook and the equestrian group did a lot of work in an attempt to make this a viable event.
Thanks especially to those that pledged sponsorship to help - very generous given the circumstances.
Covid-19 surfacing again last week posed risks that the Executive Committee were not going to entertain. The Show is a not-for-profit operation which cannot afford to lose money and keep operating.
This is the first time the Show has been cancelled apart from the wars. Being the oldest Show in NZ comes with responsibilities and I can assure the Executive made a brave and well-considered decision.
Naturally, there will be people who will be disappointed by this decision and we are sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience our decision has caused.
We will be back next year and wish to thank the community for its support over our long history.
Stay Safe and Stay Well.
BOI P&I Show Announcement - 23/7/20
The Show Committee met on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 and had the longest meeting in recent times debating the impact of Covid 19 and other factors which would impact on the oldest A&P Show in New Zealand scheduled for 14th November 2020.
It is with regret that we inform those involved, that by a 75% majority decision, the 2020 Show will not proceed in its usual format for this year.
We are exploring the viability of continuing with an Equestrian Event for 13th & 14th November 2020. We are contacting equestrian competitors and participants to gauge the enthusiasm and numbers to have this event.
Such decisions are very difficult and given our historical status not taken lightly.
However, the Show Committee are going to take the opportunity to have a strategic review of all that the Show represents. We want to come back in the 2021 Show season stronger and focused on what an A&P Show represents.
We sincerely apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience our decision has caused.
BOI P&I Show Committee
It is with regret that The Bay of Islands P & I Association has decided not to hold any Bovine Cattle Events at this year’s Show on 9th November, 2019.
There will be no Dairy, Beef or Calf Club classes this year. All other animal classes will be held as usual.
J Horsford (Dairy/Beef) Phone: 021 057 3264
Greg Graham (Sheep) Phone: 027 501 9580
Jo & Gillian Walker (Pet Lamb) Phone: 09 405 1831
Peter Campbell & Claire Thomson
(Sheep Dog Trials) Phone: 09 401 9704
SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Farmlands Sheep Dog Trials - Since the early 1960's the dog trials have had a loyal and keen following. Run under the Tux dog trial rules, this special show event continues to fascinate and entertain. Entries are taken on the day at the dog trial course.